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Friday, December 19, 2014
By Adam Hochron
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval of a new combination treatment for hepatitis C virus.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Half of US states are poorly prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. That was the main conclusion of a report issued jointly by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Prostaglandin analogue eye drops significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with glaucoma, according to a new study published online Dec. 18 in The Lancet.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Traveling through the same US airport gate, one infected passenger transmitted the measles virus to 3 others within a 4-hour time span, illustrating just how easily the virus can spread. These findings were reported in the Dec. 19 issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Predictors have been identified for referral-warranted-retinopathy of prematurity, according to research published online Dec. 18 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Friday, December 19, 2014
For patients with melanoma arising in head and neck subsites, there is no association between sentinel lymph node biopsy and disease-specific survival, according to research published in the December issue of JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Friday, December 19, 2014
For patients with bladder cancer, laparoscopic radical cystectomy is associated with good long-term outcomes, according to research published online Dec. 18 in BJU International.
Friday, December 19, 2014
For pharmacy graduates and tutors, evidence seems to play a limited role in over-the-counter decision making, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.
Friday, December 19, 2014
For older patients, a shared medical appointment program facilitates early detection and referral for geriatric syndromes, according to an article published online Nov. 29 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Friday, December 19, 2014
A high-dose influenza vaccine produces a stronger immune response than the standard vaccine in frail seniors under care in nursing homes, according to a new study published online Dec. 17 in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
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